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Please keep the wildlife shelter on Bainbridge | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

July 6, 2013 · Updated 12:49 PM
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To the editor:

I noticed in your article about the 25-year plan of the Bloedel Reserve that you failed to mention one important fact: The West Sound Wildlife Shelter will be forced to move.

I am so proud to live on an Island which has a gem like the reserve. It is exciting to see plans for its growth and expansion. But I wonder whether those plans could not be designed to retain the wildlife shelter in its present location. If forced to move the shelter will have to look for land in a less expensive place than Bainbridge.

Bloedel has always leased the five acres to them and they are a wonderful presence on the Island. I think we would all lose if the shelter was not here.

I hope that the Bloedel board will rethink their plan and revise it so that both entities will continue to prosper on our Island and I encourage Islanders to write them and ask them to leave the wildlife shelter in its current site.

ANNETTE STOLLMAN

Bainbridge Island

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